Link of the Week: Wix Community Lounge

New York Wix Lounge: Free co-working and event space

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The Wix Community Lounge is a members only co-working space for active Wix.com users. Apply for the FREE 4-month program and enjoy a productive work day in a collaborative and creative environment Monday-Friday 9-5pm. The Lounge offers informative events, networking opportunities, and website growth. 

From design, business and social media workshops, to fundraisers, techie panels, product launches and fashion shows, the Wix Lounge offers a free community work & play hub.

Freelancers, artists and entrepreneurs – the Wix Lounge offers Wix users a place to work or a hot-spot to showcase and exhibit your art. The space covers 6,000 square feet and is located at 235 West 23rd Street on the 8th floor.

Click here to apply now for the free 4-month program or the 6-month membership program.

To learn more about the space click here.

 

 

 

Link of the Week: Serialized e-Novel Concept Sponsored by Local Bookstores

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Getting your book noticed is a difficult task, especially when it’s a self-published title. Everyone touts the online strategies: get on social media, keep an updated website, cultivate an audience, put yourself out there. These strategies are legitimate ways to publicize a book, but it’s not a foolproof way to get noticed.

One author, Michael Daley, tried all these strategies and still didn’t have much to show for it.

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Michael Daley – Found on PW.com

“The mantra for self-publishing is ‘go online.’ And I was doing that with disappointing results,” said Daley, who has posted information about the book along with sample chapters on his website. “The fact is, it’s hard to get noticed when no one is looking. That’s when it dawned on me—people are browsing bookstores” (Source).

Serialized novels have become more common in recent years; readers are more likely to follow a specific author these days, which gives that author more opportunities to experiment with different marketing methods. Daley not only created in an unusual format, he approached his marketing in a unique way. Local bookstores in Vermont have taken local author loyalty to a new level by partnering with Daley, sans retail intermediaries.

This arrangement is a unique one, and is certainly an example of thinking outside the box when it comes to getting noticed. Whether Daley’s tactics are successful or not, it’s nice to see self-published authors cultivating their presence in unique ways.

Read the full article on Michael Daley at Publishers Weekly!

Have you heard of any interesting marketing tactics recently? How valuable is community support for self-publishers? Let us know in the comments!